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Sane Chirfi, representing the family which looks after the mausoleum of Alpha Moya, poses in front of the mausoleum on February 4, 2016 Timbuktu. AFP… 564 more words
A few more impressions and thoughts in the wake of the attack.
The armed gangs that emerged from the civil war in Algeria were pretty hardcore Islamic extremists, although even there it has been argued that some of the worst throat-slitting atrocities in the 1990s were actually army-led false flag operations designed to put the Armed Islamic Group (GIA in French) in a bad light. 647 more words
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Wednesday Jan. 20, at the entrance to the King Fahd Palace hotel, security guards are inspecting the trunks of every taxi at the gate, long before the vehicles get anywhere near the building itself. 911 more words